Inspiration Behind the Two Headed Hula Girl Revealed!

"The Two Headed Hula Girl." 2011. Acrylic on canvas. Approximately 7 feet by 4 feet. Hanging at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House in Riverdale, Utah.

"The Two Headed Hula Girl." 2011. Acrylic on canvas. Approximately 7 feet by 4 feet. Hanging at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House in Riverdale, Utah.

Steve Stones’ art fan Al Jones asked where the inspiration for two of Stones’ paintings came from. Here are some answers for you, Al:

For Stones, inspiration often derives from items he collects, movies, music, other people’s artwork, and anything in his surroundings.

Stones frequents thrift stores in order to locate reasonably priced materials he may potentially use in his artworks. During one of these thrift store excursions, sometime prior to creating The Two Headed Hula Girl for the Carnival of Chaos haunted house on Riverdale Road, Stones found and purchased an unusual blonde haired bobble headed doll, whose face happened to be a picture frame. Stones had wanted to use the doll in some of his works, and his golden opportunity arrived when he had agreed to create paintings for the Carnival of Chaos.

Steve Stones' The Headless Man

Steve Stones' Painting "The Headless Man." Approximately 7 foot by 4 feet. Acrylic on canvas. Displayed at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House in Riverdale, Utah. 2011

Among some of his first paintings for Carnival of Chaos, Stones had created The Headless Man. Stones wanted to produce something else for the spook alley that would offset The Headless Man and bring balance to his work. Remembering his thrift store treasure, the  blonde haired bobble headed doll, Stones decided she would be the perfect compliment for The Headless Man, and added his imagination by painting The Two Headed Hula Girl!

Al Jones also wanted to know the inspiration behind Stones’ recently censored painting, Santa’s Naughty Book, so be sure to read the next blog entry.
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